Georgia Energy Reviews Vibrations With Nuclear Plant Vogtle Unit 3 Startup | Technoscoob

By Stephen Nakrosis

Georgia Energy Co. mentioned Wednesday vibrations related to some piping throughout the cooling system through the start-up and pre-operational testing for Plant Vogtle Unit 3 nuclear facility had been recognized by Southern Nuclear Working Firm Inc.

Southern Nuclear is within the means of remediating the problem, Georgia Energy mentioned.

Georgia Energy, a subsidiary of Southern Co., is at present constructing the Vogtle items 3 and 4, in Waynesboro, Ga. They would be the first new nuclear items constructed within the U.S. in over three a long time, Southern Co. mentioned.

“Southern Nuclear expects to file a license modification request with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Fee to assist expedite the remediation,” Georgia Energy mentioned. The corporate additionally mentioned it now initiatives preliminary criticality will happen in February, and that Unit 3 might be positioned in service throughout April.

Extending the in-service date for Unit 3 past the primary quarter of this 12 months “is estimated to end in extra base capital prices for Georgia Energy of as much as $15 million pretax monthly, in addition to the associated allowance for funds used throughout development and any extra associated development, assist assets, or testing prices,” the corporate mentioned.

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